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09-04-2020, 00:54   #1
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Finding a New Life

During this new advice for staying at home I've realised ...
- Home Schooling is good
- Connections with spouse and children is good
- if the 2km restriction is cancelled, we are even better
- we don't need to buy "stuff"

I always had a bit of "anti capitalism" ... moved from city to a rural village when I was single. People asking what I was doing ... that was 2002. I stopped believing in "economic growth" and pretend wealth for the last 20 years. I got caught out in the last economic crash in Ireland/Europe, so this time I am prepared.



I am starting to like this lockdown thing.
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09-04-2020, 22:14   #2
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Yes I am realising how little of my stuff I need now and also how little I need to buy. I am saving a lot of money as a result.
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13-04-2020, 19:41   #3
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I miss my lunch meet-ups with my wife.
I miss heading down "wesht along" for walks and seafood dinners.
In five years time, I will remember this lockdown sentimentally. Now, I will make the best of it and tell the stories in the future.
Experiences are important in life.
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Eh maybe post this in AH you might get a better response.
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16-04-2020, 13:26   #5
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I miss my lunch meet-ups with my wife.
I miss heading down "wesht along" for walks and seafood dinners.
In five years time, I will remember this lockdown sentimentally. Now, I will make the best of it and tell the stories in the future.
Experiences are important in life.
What stories? You'll not have any stories to tell.
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What stories? You'll not have any stories to tell.
Why not? I'll have loads of stories about the current situation. I noticed a lot since 'the lockdown'.. especially when driving and cycling
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19-04-2020, 20:48   #7
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This situation suits some personality types.
I love the fact that we only spend money on necessities now. We do walking, schoolwork and experiments with our children. I am painting a bedroom and doing the garden. My wife is working away at her job.
Yes, I am learning that a simple life is also rewarding.
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19-04-2020, 21:01   #8
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The simple life indeed! Unfortunately the simple life does not fit well with the status quo of western capitalism:to always increase GDP: To maintain status and happiness :Buy bigger, buy more, buy quicker and buy shinier.
Taking a walk down the local lane , appreciating nature and having a chat with the neighbour will not raise GDP!
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19-04-2020, 21:09   #9
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The simple life indeed! Unfortunately the simple life does not fit well with the status quo of western capitalism:to always increase GDP: To maintain status and happiness :Buy bigger, buy more, buy quicker and buy shinier.
Taking a walk down the local lane , appreciating nature and having a chat with the neighbour will not raise GDP!
I totally agree. But if I said that I'd be banned again !
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28-04-2020, 10:28   #10
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I agree. I have found I am more active, have discovered I like walking........ and I have had time to spring clean the house, dump a lot of crap, and save a few quid on bills. Next stop.....I will relearn how to cook

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During this new advice for staying at home I've realised ...
- Home Schooling is good
- Connections with spouse and children is good
- if the 2km restriction is cancelled, we are even better
- we don't need to buy "stuff"

I always had a bit of "anti capitalism" ... moved from city to a rural village when I was single. People asking what I was doing ... that was 2002. I stopped believing in "economic growth" and pretend wealth for the last 20 years. I got caught out in the last economic crash in Ireland/Europe, so this time I am prepared.



I am starting to like this lockdown thing.
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29-04-2020, 12:28   #11
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Buying and repairing rather than buying new is something ive discovered i like. I like buying, repairing and reselling even more
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